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Postby StlSluggers » Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:12 pm

acsguitar wrote:
theskaboss wrote:
go_jays_go wrote:I've always wondered this..What does pwned mean? :-? !+)


It was a typo in a videogame when the programmer meant to say "owned", and for some reason it caught fire... :-/


Yea its funny...Was it like warcraft or something?

Urban Dictionary wrote:A corruption of the word "Owned." This originated in an online game called Warcraft, where a map designer misspelled "owned." When the computer beat a player, it was supposed to say, so-and-so "has been owned."

Instead, it said, so-and-so "has been pwned."

It basically means "to own" or to be dominated by an opponent or situation, especially by some god-like or computer-like force.
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Postby Half Massed » Tue Jul 19, 2005 4:22 pm

acsguitar wrote:
theskaboss wrote:
go_jays_go wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:
RugbyD wrote:Either will work in this case since the reader has to take what you give them.

I like that. The reader takes what you give them. Let me try this on for size:

My l77t sklz wl tak u down! Prepare to get pwnd!!!

B-)


I've always wondered this..What does pwned mean? :-? !+)


It was a typo in a videogame when the programmer meant to say "owned", and for some reason it caught fire... :-/


Yea its funny...Was it like warcraft or something?

Anyways grammar is boring


amen to that. :-D

as for the question, i think it depends on how you're saying it. because if you spell out the letter R, it starts with a vowel, hence the "an", but run obviously does not start with a vowel, so it gets an "a". no real rule for this i think, but on the bright side, i doubt it's very important.

as for the pwned thing, i always just thought it was those guys shortening the word pawned, which somehow had the meaning of owning a guy completely. good to know i had the meaning right but how it got there utterly wrong. :-B
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Postby Kingctb27 » Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:05 am

theskaboss wrote:
go_jays_go wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:
RugbyD wrote:Either will work in this case since the reader has to take what you give them.

I like that. The reader takes what you give them. Let me try this on for size:

My l77t sklz wl tak u down! Prepare to get pwnd!!!

B-)


I've always wondered this..What does pwned mean? :-? !+)


It was a typo in a videogame when the programmer meant to say "owned", and for some reason it caught fire... :-/

Thanks, I never knew that either. ;-D
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Postby bigh0rt » Wed Jul 20, 2005 6:53 am

Laurence wrote:and is always followed by a


For pets I have a donkey, a llama, and a elephant...?

I don't think so.

I've always used the word 'an' before RBI, because it sounds much smoother than 'a'.
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Postby Lofunzo » Wed Jul 20, 2005 8:22 am

theskaboss wrote:
go_jays_go wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:
RugbyD wrote:Either will work in this case since the reader has to take what you give them.

I like that. The reader takes what you give them. Let me try this on for size:

My l77t sklz wl tak u down! Prepare to get pwnd!!!

B-)


I've always wondered this..What does pwned mean? :-? !+)


It was a typo in a videogame when the programmer meant to say "owned", and for some reason it caught fire... :-/


Any idea what game so that I can keep it away from any children??
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Postby StlSluggers » Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:27 am

Lofunzo wrote:Any idea what game so that I can keep it away from any children??

Just look up!

StlSluggers wrote:
Urban Dictionary wrote:A corruption of the word "Owned." This originated in an online game called Warcraft, where a map designer misspelled "owned." When the computer beat a player, it was supposed to say, so-and-so "has been owned."

Instead, it said, so-and-so "has been pwned."

It basically means "to own" or to be dominated by an opponent or situation, especially by some god-like or computer-like force.

;-D
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